• Experienced executive Fiona Doherty to take on new role
Stagecoach has announced a new managing director for its bus operations in west Scotland.
The transport company confirmed that experienced executive Fiona Doherty will take on the new role from 15 April following the departure of previous Managing Director Tom Bridge last year.
Fiona Doherty has more than 28 years experience in the Oil & Gas, Transport & Logistics and Manufacturing sectors for UK wide and global corporations. She began her career as a Technologist with BP Chemicals in 1990, going on to hold a number of positions within the company before joining INEOS Manufacturing Ltd as Commercial Manager in 2006. She later took on the role of Head of Security Operations at BAA Glasgow Airport before being appointed Port Manager East Coast Scotland with Forth Ports Ltd in 2010.
Stagecoach West Scotland carries around 27 million passengers, covering 20 million miles each year and employs around 1000 staff.
Stagecoach UK Bus Managing Director for Scotland, Robert Andrew, said: “I’d like to welcome Fiona to Stagecoach. Her vast management experience across a spectrum of high profile corporations will be a great asset to the West Scotland team going forward. I look forward to working with her and her wider team to deliver even better bus services for local people.”
Fiona Doherty added: “This is a great new challenge and I am delighted to be joining such a successful and high-profile business which has such an important social, economic and environmental impact. I am really looking forward to getting to know the team and to working with them and our partners to build on the great work that has already been achieved to deliver further improvements for our customers in the future.”
Sam Greer, who has been West Scotland Interim Managing Director, will return full-time to his role of UK Bus Engineering Director.